Winter is only a few weeks away, and with the cold snap often comes an unfortunate side effect- dry, uncomfortable skin.
Given the events of the last year, we're all washing and sanitising our hands more than ever, meaning the dry winter air isn't the only thing taking a toll on our hand health. The skin on our hands is being stripped of its natural oils as we brave the elements, leaving the skin feeling tight, dry and sometimes itchy.
Moisturising year-round is important to keep our skin healthy, hydrated and comfortable, but in the winter months, it's particularly important. To keep your hands looking and feeling soft and well hydrated this winter, we've put together a list of our all-time favourite natural hand creams. Grab one for your handbag, one for the car, one for the desk and one for your bedside and enjoy healthy, hydrated hands year-round!
The Best Hand Creams for Dry Hands
Best Hand Cream for Sensitive Skin: The Dr Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream is our pick for particularly sensitive skin types. Containing the Bryophyllum plant, a hydrating and regenerative ingredient that supports the skin's natural processes, this hand cream works to soothe, nourish and renew the skin even in the harshest environments.
Hand Cream with the Best Scent: A hand cream with a beautiful scent is a handbag essential, and it makes for a beautiful gift. We love the Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, which is as beautiful to smell as it is to use! This hydrating, natural hand cream has become a favourite amongst the Nourished Life team thanks to its citrus scent- think grapefruit, mandarin and a sandalwood base.
Fastest Absorbing Hand Cream: A particularly great hand cream for anyone on the go (or who uses their hands constantly at work!), the Pai Heavy Mettle Rescue Hand Cream is incredibly fast-absorbing and doesn't leave a greasy residue on the hands. Containing omega oils and Vitamin C, this hand cream aids with cell renewal to leave you with soft, healthy hands.
Most Indulgent Hand Cream: When it comes to luxe, indulgent textures and scents, we can't go past 100% Pure's Coconut Hand Buttercream- it almost smells and feels good enough to eat! This hydrating, organic buttercream delivers powerful antioxidants to the skin, as well as essential vitamins like E and C, plus natural hydrators including shea butter, cocoa, aloe, rosehip and camellia oils.
Best Multitasking Hand Cream: Retreatment Botanics Wild Kakadu Hand & Body Cream is one of our favourite natural skincare multitaskers as, as its name suggests, it can be used as both a hand cream and a body lotion. This non-greasy formula feels like a trip to a spa- it was created by Olivia-Newton John and her team for guests to enjoy at her Gaia Retreat & Spa, and now it's available to all!
Most Transformative Hand Cream: If you're looking for a hand cream with serious skin benefits, you'll love the Raww Nourish-ME Hand & Nail Cream. This superfood infused hand cream is rich in brightening ingredients to give the skin on the hands a fresher appearance, antioxidants for healthy skin, and rich fatty acids to protect the skin from the winter chill and other stressors.
Best Anti-Ageing Hand Cream: The KORA Organics Daily Hand Cream is perfect for those looking to protect and hydrate more mature skin, as it contains Noni Extract (the signature ingredient of the KORA brand) which is very high in antioxidants to help reduce the signs of ageing.